Halloween can be a bit of a scary time for young children- here are five silly and sweet (not scary) Halloween picture books to enjoy with your little munchkin. They all are wonderful to read-aloud as excitement creeps up to October 31.

Mother Ghost: Spooky Rhymes for Halloween by Rachel Kolar
An illustrated collection of thirteen gently spooky Mother Goose rhymes. A favorite pick of this year with imaginative and captivating illustrations.

Room on a Broom by Julia Donaldson
A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

How to Scare a Ghost by Jean Reagan
Halloween is the best time of year to catch, entertain, and make friends with a ghost in this silly tale. The first thing they have to do is find a ghost!

Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting
A band of trick or treaters and a mother cat and her kittens spend a very scary Halloween. Don’t be fooled by the title this is a sweet story with a unique perspective.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schultz
This Halloween classic story centering on Lionel who believes the Great Pumpkin will arrive in the pumpkin patch. Read it and then watch the special!